The Northeastern Huskies are eying their first win over the Hofstra Pride in two years on Wednesday when they meet in Colonial Athletic Association action. The Huskies (8-14, 4-7 CAA), who lost both meetings to Hofstra last season, are 4-5 on their home floor this season. The Pride (17-8, 10-2), who have rattled off five consecutive wins, are 7-5 on the road. Hofstra has beaten Northeastern in five of the last seven meetings in Boston.
Tip-off from Matthews Arena in Boston is set for 6 p.m. ET. Hofstra leads the all-time series 28-25, including five of the last seven. Hofstra swept last year's season series. The Pride are 7-point favorites in the latest Hofstra vs. Northeastern odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 142.5. Before making any Northeastern vs. Hofstra picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Hofstra vs. Northeastern and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for Northeastern vs. Hofstra:
- Hofstra vs. Northeastern spread: Hofstra -7
- Hofstra vs. Northeastern over/under: 142.5 points
- HOF: The Pride are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games overall
- NE: The Over is 6-1 in the Huskies' last seven games following an ATS loss
- Hofstra vs. Northeastern picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Hofstra can cover
Sophomore guard Darlinstone Dubar is one of three Pride players averaging in double figures. In 25 games, all starts, Dubar is averaging 10.1 points, five rebounds and one assist per game. He is hitting on 49.5% of his field goals, including 36.4% from 3-point range, and 72.7% from the foul line. He has reached double-figure scoring in 13 games.
Also playing a big part in the Pride's success this season is senior forward Warren Williams. The Manhattan transfer has been a solid contributor off the bench. He is averaging 8.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks. He is coming off back-to-back double-figure scoring games, including 14 points in Saturday's win over Stony Brook.
Why Northeastern can cover
Junior guard Jahmyl Telfort helps power the Huskies, averaging 16.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He is coming off a 20-point performance against Elon on Saturday, his third consecutive double-figure scoring game. Telfort has scored 10 points or more in 19 games, including a season-high 31 points in an 88-76 win over North Carolina A&T on Dec. 29. He has scored 20 or more points nine times.
Junior forward Coleman Stucke has been hot of late, reaching double-figure scoring in three consecutive games. He scored 16 points in the loss to Elon, after having scored 34 at Delaware on Jan. 28 in an 81-78 loss. He has scored 10 or more points in 10 games. For the season, he is averaging 10 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He is connecting on 42.8% of his field goals, including 42.9% from 3-point range.
How to make Northeastern vs. Hofstra picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 143 points. It also says one side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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